Rebels attack Cameroon army convoy - Whisper Eye

Rebels attack Cameroon army convoy

The Cameroonian army has released pictures of an attack on a military convoy in the Kembong village in the restive South-West region on Thursday.

Activists pushing for an independent state for the country’s English-speaking South-West and North-West regions said separatists fighters were behind the attack.

The fighters said they planted an improvised explosive device (IED) in an uneven road – that its fighters had dug – to stall security forces’ advances in the area.

The army has, however, not yet issued an official statement on the attack where no soldier was reportedly killed but it’s unclear if there were injuries.

Kembong is one of the worst affected areas by the ongoing fighting between the army and Anglophone separatist fighters, who want to create an independent state called Ambazonia.

If anything, the successful use of an IED points to the escalation of the Anglophone crisis.

The country’s English-speaking regions have been hit by more than a year of deadly violence. Residents say the francophone majority discriminate against them in court and schools.

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